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EIBF Governance

Who we are and what we do

EIBF is a non-commercial European and International umbrella association representing national Booksellers’ Associations and Booksellers over the world. Through its member associations, EIBF speaks on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers.

The co-Presidents

The European and International Booksellers Federation elected Fabian Paagman, CEO of Boekhandel Paagman in The Hague (NL) and Jean-Luc Treutenaere, President of the SDLC – Syndicat des distributeurs de produits culturels and Director of External Affairs at Cultura (FR) as EIBF Co-Presidents.

Fabian Paagman: Koninklijke Boekverkopersbond, the Netherlands

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Fabian Paagman
CEO

Boekhandel Paagman, the Netherlands
Jean-Luc Treutenaere: Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC), France

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Jean-Luc Treutenaere
President

Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels (SDLC), France

Our mission is to give booksellers a strong voice in the public sphere. Bookshops have an essential role in society as places of culture and in supporting learning and literacy. Our role is to continuously promote awareness of the beneficial role of bookshops among decision-makers at European level. We strive to ensure the best possible regulatory framework and business environment for the trade in a commodity of special cultural value.

 

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Treasurer: Juancho Pons
President

CEGAL and Bookseller Libreria Pons, Spain

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Mats Ahlstrom
Bookseller

Svenska Bokhandlareforeningen & Djursholms Bokhandeln, Sweden
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Matthieu de Montchalin
President

Syndicat de la libraire française (SLF) & Bookseller L’Armitière, France

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Geert Heylen
Managing Director

Vereniging Vlaamse Boekverkopers (VVB), Belgium

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Dr. Jessica Sänger
Director for European and International Affairs

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Germany

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Sophie Saint-Marc
Director

Alire, France

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Trine Stensen
CEO

Den norske Bokhandlerforening, Norway

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Jane Streeter
Bookseller

The Book Case, Lowdham, UK, and former President of the BA U.K & Ireland

EIBF Vice President for International Affairs

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Oren Teicher
CEO

American Booksellers Association, USA

The Team in Brussels

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Fran Dubruille
Director

 

 

 

 

IMG_1418Julie Belgrado 
EU Affairs & Communication Officer

 

 

 

 

Square Marie-Louise 69, 1000 Brussels.
Tel: +32 2 223 49 40